Junkyard Mystery Material?

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Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by tdooner » November 16th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Hello everyone,

What sort of object could the Junkyard Challenge judges give people to use as a mystery material? I know it could be just about anything, but what, do you all think, may realistically be given?

Just curious. Thanks.
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by penclspinner » November 17th, 2008, 7:24 am

Water bottles. O_O

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Post by dudeincolorado » November 17th, 2008, 5:14 pm

for tipping the scales bamboo skewers seem interesting
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by freeman » November 19th, 2008, 4:09 am

Who cares??
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Post by dudeincolorado » November 19th, 2008, 4:03 pm

well.... this is a forum right and someone needs help so we being forum members help or at least try to so in short i do
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by andrewwski » November 19th, 2008, 4:16 pm

freeman wrote:Who cares??
Anyone competing in Junkyard Challenge.

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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by binary010101 » November 19th, 2008, 5:05 pm

Probably something that would be useful and be a functional part in the "machine." ;)
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by DeltaHat » November 21st, 2008, 10:35 pm

The mystery material could also be a paper towel roll, a cloth bandana, a compact disk, a banana, or a 1 foot square of bubble wrap.

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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by jazzy009 » January 28th, 2009, 3:22 pm

For Indiana the mysteries are:

String, 1 meter
1 quarter
Dixie Cup, 3 oz paper
Ping-pong ball
Rubber stopper, #6, no holes

Not such a mystery there. I bet some states will follow this somewhat loosely, so make sure you're prepared for them. They by no means have to stick to this list though.
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Re: Junkyard Mystery Material?

Post by Matthew » January 31st, 2009, 6:55 pm

No secrets here:

When I ran this event, the single biggest thing that influenced my decisions for which mystery materials to give was whether I could find enough for all the teams. I remember once I wanted to give AOL CDs as the mystery item, but I only had 45, and there were 48 teams. I wanted to do junk mail too, but you have no idea how hard it is to get fifty identical pieces of junk mail!
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